tafferel
Taffrail Taff"rail, n. [D. tafereel a panel, picture, fr. tafel table, fr. L. tabula. See {Table}.] (Naut.) The upper part of a ship's stern, which is flat like a table on the top, and sometimes ornamented with carved work; the rail around a ship's stern. [Written also {tafferel}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • tafferel — [taf′ər əl, taf′ər el΄] n. 〚Du tafereel, a panel, picture, for * tafeleel, dim. of tafel, table < L tabula, tablet: see TABLE〛 1. Archaic the upper, flat part of a ship s stern: so called from its carved panels 2. TAFFRAIL …   Universalium

  • tafferel — [taf′ər əl, taf′ər el΄] n. [Du tafereel, a panel, picture, for * tafeleel, dim. of tafel, table < L tabula, tablet: see TABLE] 1. Archaic the upper, flat part of a ship s stern: so called from its carved panels 2. TAFFRAIL …   English World dictionary

  • tafferel — noun a) A carved panel b) The flat upper part of a ships stern above the transom, often decorated with carvings …   Wiktionary

  • tafferel — taf·fer·el …   English syllables

  • tafferel — noun see taffrail …   Useful english dictionary

  • Taffrail — Taff rail, n. [D. tafereel a panel, picture, fr. tafel table, fr. L. tabula. See {Table}.] (Naut.) The upper part of a ship s stern, which is flat like a table on the top, and sometimes ornamented with carved work; the rail around a ship s stern …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • taffarel — /taf euhr euhl, euh rel /, n. Archaic. taffrail. Also, tafferel. [1615 25; < MD tafereel, var. (by dissimilation) of tafeleel < F (dial.) tavlel TABLEAU] * * * …   Universalium

  • taffrail — (n.) 1814, alteration of tafferel upper panel on the stern of a ship (often ornamented) (1704), earlier, a carved panel (1620s), from Du. tafereel panel for painting or carving, dissimulation from *tafeleel, dim. of tafel table, from the general… …   Etymology dictionary

  • taffrail — noun a rail round a ship s stern. Origin C19: alt. (by assoc. with rail1) of obs. tafferel panel , used to denote the flat part of a ship s stern above the transom, from Du. tafereel …   English new terms dictionary

  • taffrail — n. [Written also Tafferel.] Stern rail …   New dictionary of synonyms

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